Alex to lead Debate on the Future of Social Care Services

Next week Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham will lead a debate in parliament on the future of social care services.

Alex will question the Government over spending cuts and highlight concerns that funding for social care in the North of England is falling at the same time that funding in the South is rising. Ahead of the debate, Alex said:

“I am pleased to be leading this debate which will give MPs an opportunity to raise their concerns about the way in which social care services are being hit by cuts in Government spending. Cuts in spending on social care will affect the country’s most vulnerable people and I think it is important to get this message across.”

“A recent survey by the BBC suggested that adult social care spending will fall by an estimated 4.7% to £3.4bn in the North in 2011/12 and rise by 2.7% to £3.33bn in the South.”

“With an ageing population social care is an issue that needs to be urgently addressed and ahead of the Dilnot Commission’s report, I think now is a good time to hold a debate on the issue.”

The 90 minute Westminster Hall Debate will be held on Tuesday morning at 9.30am.